Alexandra Mereuți & Sebastian Danciu – “Types of Raising from the Ground”

Alexandra Mereuți & Sebastian Danciu
“Types of Raising from the Ground”

Vernissage: 5. April um 19 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten am 11. April und 15. April von 14 – 18 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung.

Die Ausstellung findet statt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gastwohnung im PROGR und dem Rumänischen Kulturinstitut.

“(…)We work towards a vantage point from which the background of labour becomes clearly visible, a carceral archipelago, the same as that of a possible or necessary revolt. We seek a framework in which intellectual labour is not separated but carried out on the same ground as wage labour. From this point of view, we have several types of raising (rising) from the ground: sampling and researching, solidarity, uprising (răscoală) and rummaging (răscolire)* (…)”
* Rummaging with the sense of turning the earth upside down (in the sense of the Romanian word răscolire). 

Alexandra Mereuți and Sebastian Danciu are living and working in Romania. Their interests lie between the shape-shifting social space, embodied history, the intellectual’s position vis-à-vis society, and collective spaces, feelings and reactions. Both graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and are working together since 2019. Their research-based practice emerged while following a study mobility programme at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon (France). Starting in Villeurbanne, part of the Lyon metropolitan area, they researched the different phases that the urban space has undergone, from a rural area, an industrial town in the 20th century, to a post-industrial residential neighbourhood still developing. In 2019 they were curators of the group show “New wave #1: When the center does not hold” at the Paintbrush Factory (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), and in 2021 they curated the exhibition “Projections For Future History: Recurrences In An Antiphonal Space” at B5Studio (Târgu Mureș, Romania).